Olivia is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in West Des Moines, Iowa. Olivia’s experience has been in treating anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and loss, and addiction. She provides individual therapy to adults as well as adolescents. Olivia believes providing individuals with a non-judgmental, therapeutic space is beneficial in assisting them in processing past and current life events, thoughts, trauma, and present underlying emotions. Olivia’s work also focuses on helping individuals increase self-compassion and practice self-care as she thinks that both are significant factors in building and maintaining good mental health and wellbeing.
Olivia earned a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of Iowa. Olivia has been working as a licensed mental health counselor providing mental health and substance abuse counseling in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Olivia primarily uses a Cognitive Behavioral approach in assisting clients understand the link between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. She finds value in helping individuals identify coping skills that work best for them in decreasing emotional distress, developing inner peace, and building a healthy balance in their life.
Olivia enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling to big cities. She likes to refurbish spaces and furniture and work on house projects in her free time.
Olivia is currently accepting new patients and accepts Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Care, Iowa Total Care and Amerigroup Clients.